Some babies are pretty chill. Some are a little more cranky. Overall though, all babies over six months of age,...
Some babies are pretty chill. Some are a little more cranky. Overall though, all babies over six months of age, at one time or another have blow ups. Temper tantrums can be frustrating, in very small children.

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Here's what to do... Stay cool: First and foremost, you're the adult. Know that babies do have tantrums, it's just the way it is. Be the adult and stay calm; two of you freaking out is even worse. If you have to put your baby in his crib or playpen and walk away for ten minutes, so be it, but never hit or shake a small baby, it won't help, and can hurt your baby. Show you care: By showing you care about the fact that your baby is upset, you're teaching empathy, and you may calm him down. Say something like, "I know you're upset, it sucks to have your diaper changed." Or "You seem hungry, let's see if we can find you a snack." Your baby won't understand your words exactly, but he will notice that you're paying attention to him, and he'll like your soothing tone. Distractions: Distractions are sometimes the only way to calm a tantrum. Try a flashlight shined on the wall, your car keys, some music, or grab a book and seat your baby on your lap (even if he's still screaming). Once you start reading, he may calm down. Don't tempt him: You know, should know, or will eventually learn what sets your baby off. Right after learning to walk, my son always wanted to climb this one bookshelf in the liviing room. When I'd stop him, he'd scream bloody murder. I eventually moved the bookshelf. If your baby gets mad when you put him in his highchair with no food in sight, then don't do that. Wait until his food is ready. If he wants the breakable statue, hide it. Stay a step ahead of your baby and you can halt many a tantrum.

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